Solicitor/own client disputes

A growing part of my practice is in the field of solicitor/own client disputes. I act both for solicitors and their former clients, on solicitor/own client detailed assessments under the Solicitors Act 1974.

I also act for solicitors and their former clients, in substantive litigation, where not only the quantum of costs is in dispute, but where allegations of professional negligence and fraud are made.

Solicitor/own client assessments typically are heard in the High Court and actions for costs/professional negligence will typically now be issued in one of the specialist courts in the district registries.